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. checking out the inner loop in virginia. not seeing problems from 95 to 66. and then finally 86 eastbound if you are make -- 66 eastbound if you are making your way to the beltway everything is clear there. >> thank you. >>> it is labor day. so just about every government office is closed except for a certain dmv offices in virginia. they will be opening in a couple of showers. kristin fisher is live with the reason. >> reporter: good morning, angie. i doubt that a trip to the dmv is how most people want to spend they are labor day weekend but if you are one of the thousands affected by these cent computer failures it may not be a bad idea. this location in alexandria is one of 14 locations across the state that will be open this labor day. other locations, include leesburg, woodbridge and fair oaks. the alexandria, leesburg and woodbridge locations will be open from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and the fair oaks location from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. the reason for all of these extended hours is because virginia's dmv is trying to dig itself out of a backlog of driver's license and identity card tra
, everybody. right now already dealing with the first accident of the morning and it comes from virginia. southbound 95. watch for it at backlick road. we are losing two left lanes going northbound you are okay. continuing on to 3 t 5 northbound, everything is nice and clear from the beltway to the 14th street bridge. we are tracking 66 eastbound. no problems to report out this way through mass transit to inside this -- manassas to the beltway. north of the district from georgia avenue, continuing in to virginia crossing the american legion bridge and wrapping up with southbound 95 an the bw parkway, smooth sailing for those traveling out of the baltimore area past 198 toward powder mill and beyond. >>> hurricane earl is heading up the east coast. right now it is a category two storm an it is situated off the coast of north carolina and carrying winds as high as 105 miles an hour. the national weather service says it produced a small storm surge an minor flooding. much of the east coast is expected to endure 28 hours of stormy windy weather as earl swirls north. it is expected to stay aw
. >>> slow traffic on 95 in virginia northbound at the prince william parkway. we are going to see if there is any delay for news choppers 7. -- newschopper 7. baltimore washington parkway. leaving and going into laurel, it is nothing but volume. back to you. >> thank you. >>> our top story, a bracing for hurricane earl. an hour ago the storm was downgraded to a category three. if it is still on track to skirt the east coast. state leaders up and down the atlantic are not taking chances. today virginia will go into emergency mode to prepare for whatever it could bring. courtney robinson is live in a satellite center with more details. what is the latest? >> a hurricane watch is in place for n.c. and virginia coast. it has been almost 20 years since the hurricane had so much of the eastern seaboard in its sights. hurricane earl blue through the caribbean at 135 miles an hour, ves off andh roof leaving people without clean drinking water. it is expected to parallel the east coast, possibly pressing the outer banks of north carolina. officials are preparing. many beachgoers are evacua
northbound in virginia. looking good from et cetera toll the 14th street bridge. 66 eastbound out of centreville. no issues making your way past route 50 to the beltway. 270 southbound looks good here at 109 to the split. no problems as it is wide open. also want to remind drivers, hov restrictions have been lifted today except for route 50. if coming back from the beaches or across the bay bridge, be prepared for that. that's in affect. 66 and 95 is clear. and 95 bw parkway no problems this morning. >>> some employees at virginia's department of motor vehicles will be at work this labor day holiday. they are racking up the poll day pay to clear a backlog that was created during the computer system meltdown. kristin fisher is live in alexandria. and i don't see any lines yet. >> no lines yet. and i highly doubt a trip to the dmv is how most people like to spend their labor day holiday but if you are affected by last week's computer blackout, then, you know, this may not be a bad idea. this dmv location in alexandria is one of 14 locations in the state that will be open today, labo
, and stealing more than half a million dollars, mainly in family gold from indian americans in northern virginia. two other men, including her husband, have been charged. but that was hardly the case when i visited laha a year ago. $100,000 worth of diamonds, gold and other valuables snatched away. her community scared, paranoid and skeptical of everyone who came into their neighborhood. >> now, at least they can go to their house, sleep in their house. the house is a place where you live, and it was a hunting place. >> reporter: according to court documents, she found them by going to the white pages and having a scanner, tuned to police frequencies, she broke into dozens of homes. she listened to police scanners to make sure they wouldn't get caught while her accomplices stole priceless jewels. they felt victimized once again when the cases were dismissed on the state level. it all changed when the feds took over. >> the families still hold out hope that one day soto will lead them to the precious jewelry and gold that meant so much to them. >> it was like my tenth anniversary ring i get back,
are going to travel this weekend. 34,000 people are expected to fly. aaa says ocean city, bethany, virginia beach are the popular driving destinations for people in our area. >> people are making a rare exception today and -- i should say, the dmv is making rare exceptions and will be opened processing i.d. cards because of a computer glitch. >> this represents an opportunity for folks. well, some virginia drivers and wou would-be drivers are going to have an opportunity although they may not have wanted it. they had their pictures taken on august 25th. some data was recovered but 12,000 to 16,000 photos were not and authorities are still evaluating other photos have tha have been lost. it's sort of like that movie groundhog day where they wake up and every day is the same day over and over again only this real life scenario involves the d dmv. >> although, i think not all of them will be. >> and we want to show you what is going on right now. today, 14 centers will stay opened until 6:00 p.m. that includes locations like alexandria, oakridge and they will be opened from 1 kblk prk m. to 5:
alert for drivers in virginia. major changes will take effect at one of the busiest sberks in ties -- sberks in -- intersections in tysons corner. natasha barrett is waiting to update us. >> there are a lot of changes going on here. i drive through this area a lot. i went to the redskins game, and i saw the big sign, and i thought, what's going on here? we're talking about the area near international drive in tysons corner. this area has been under construction for so long, we have all been dealing with it. here's another change. it basically affects the ramp off camebridge road. route 123, going in the direction of reston and wolf trap, that's shut down. the new exit is off 123 to the frontage road. this is because of the ongoing issues of building the metro out here in the depul dulles area. get this -- it started friday night. you will notice the change come -- this morning coming in and out of the area. the change goes all the way through the end of this year. live from tysons corner, natasha barrett, abc news. >>> it is easier to get to interstate 95 in northern virginia. the
. >> not much happening on the highways in virginia. that's good. good on the dulles freeway and toll road. maryland drivers heading to baltimore, northbound 95 a wreck after the exit. two lanes are getting by in case you're just passing through. baltimore, you may want to take 295 just to save yourself a little grief. quickly we'll jump over to a camera just to show you the quiet stuff on the beltway. >> lisa, thank you very much. we begin now with a developing story from southwest washington where police are investigating a body found on railroad tracks. the body was found late last night near second and d streets. police have released few details about what happened here. we will bring you the latest as soon as it becomes available. >> and our other top story this morning. an alert for parents of middle and high school students across virginia. a man interacted with students at area schools for years but it was what was found inside his home that put him behind bars. >> could it have been sheer chance that mark barget showed up on the police department's radar? his neighbor said about a
a look at what's happening now. light to moderate showers from virginia, hagerstown southward down to culpeper. where you see the yellow and the red here is the heaviest of rain moving south to north just like it was yesterday. moving into marshall, virginia. otherwise, a few spotty showers. even charlestown. here is the forecast for today. temperatures are near 70 degrees. rising into the low 80's this afternoon. the morning rain will come to an end and we'll have sunshine by lunchtime and into the afternoon. southwesterly at 10-15. another chance of what could be very heavy rain wednesday night through thursday. >> the george washington parkway southbound after 123, a deer just ran out in the roadway so be very careful if you're going to leave in the next 10-15 minutes. lingering road work on the beltway. traffic has to stay to the left. we'll take you to a live picture of traffic on the beltway in greenbelt, maryland. i saw that car on my way in broken down waiting for help to arrive. >> ok, lisa. thank you. 4:32 is your time on this tuesday. more rain moves through d.c. region.
governor to decide. >> reporter: a flick of the switch could save money. virginia governor bob mcdonald may give state employee as four day workweek. >> i wish i could do that. >> reporter: that's four ten hour days with fridays off. >> what is it supposed to prove? >> reporter: they are saying it would save money. >> yeah, right. i don't believe that. >> reporter: in richmond, the department of planning and budget estimates it would save about $3 million, half of it in energy costs. the state of utah implemented a four day workweek in 2008. they didn't save as muchpredict now a spokesman for the state of utah told me that when they implemented the four day workweek they were surprised to say that they saved money in overtime. their theory is that when people working a longer day they are watching the clock. and after the minutes tick by and their time is over, they are ready to go. >> we actually work an extra hour during the summer so get out half days on friday. i don't want to stay any time after the nine hours we are there during the week. >> people get really tired and cr
prosecutors in 17 states, including virginia and maryland, asked the classified website to block it. darcy spencer has more on the change that many are applauding. >> reporter: when you go on craigsli craigslist, one hefeature is go. >> this is the right thing to do. this is not a gray area. what was happening was craigslist was being used as a medium, as a vehicle for people to commit illegal acts. >> reporter: they removed the section from the site two weeks after attorneys general demanded its removal. doug is among 17 top trors who wanted craigslist to stop kaufrg what he called an online brothel. >> there were literally women for sale. it was an online brothel going on. we told craigslist, you have to stop this. this is facilitating crime. >>reporter: there have been numerous police investigations of victims who met their attackers on site. montgomery coun montgomery county firefighter met a 16-year-old girl who turned out to be an undercover officer. cathy lynn near told news 4, i am glad to hear the feature was removed. although there are many other places predators will look to exp
viewing area. it does include the metro area in parts of virginia and maryland. so let's go to the doppler 7 radar. the temperatures shown in yellow. notice the yellow and the red on the radar? the very heavy rainfall clipping fairfax county. it is going to cross over the potomac and into frederick county and then hagerstown as well momentarily this morning. otherwise, a few spotty, light showers going on the high temperature about 83, becoming less humid. we'll dry out and have a fair amount of sunshine. more rainfall later this week. >> while you were sleeping there was a crash on the interloop ramp to eisenhower avenue. they are out there now repairing the guardrail so you'll mind exit ramp closed for the next 10-15 minutes. you'll find everything in your favor on the greenway, route 29 and even 270. not bad. more to come on the traffic side. we'll have the latest information from metro rail. last we heard, first trains in normal service. >> our top story now, a 2-year-old boy fighting for his life after accidentally shooting himself in the chest. and now two teenagers are facing charge
, darcy spencer, news 4 today. ♪ amazing grace >> in lorton, virginia, a community is mourning the lo of a mother and her two young children killed in a townhouse fire. neighbors held a candlelight vigil for she and her so, solomon and alfonso. they died of smoke inhalation and burns after their home caught fire on wednesday. the children were 3 and 5 years old. their gndmother said she appreciated the community support. >> i have lived here for three years and haven't even seen this many people. for all of them to come out of their doors and support us not even knowing who we are, i am really, really loving it. i just thank god tt all of them. >> investigators are trying to determine what started the fire. three other children and a man escaped from the burning townhouse>>> a congregation near atlanta is anxiousl awaiting word from their bishop this morning, expected to address allegations that he lured four young men into sexual relationships. this is videoof h 8:00 service an hour ago near atlanta. it does not show the bishop's arrival on stage. lauits by four men claim lang pushed
maryland and virginia. >>> troubled hollywood star lindsay lohan is due in court. she admitted last week she failed a drug test and that could result in her heading back to jail. >>> comedian stephen colbert heads to captiol hill today. he will testify before a house committee on immigration reform. a spokeswoman says he is serious. this isn't a stunt. >>> also people in one northern virginia commune will begin to pick up thank you the pieces their lives and homes were ruined by a fire. the neighborhood is in manassas near summer lake. kristin fisher is live with the story. >> reporter: good morning, andrea. you neophytes are still working to out -- firefighters are still working to put out a few hot spots but the bulk of the fire is out but not before three moments were destroyed anding aseverely damaged. the fire started at 3:00 yesterday afternoon. neighbors say they heard a very loud bang and then saw two houses quickly engulf in flames. then those flames spread to a third, fourth, eight houses total. neighbors say it looked like dominoes falling. the flames were so powerful it carri
to the split. virginia commuters, good morning to you as you head 66 from route 50 the the beltway. a-okay. no incidents or accidents to report. and same on 95 and 395. all lanes are open, as well. be extra careful out there and heading to work this morning. back to you. >> thank you. >>> well, this morning big changes await commuters who travel to the pentagon metro station. the defense department is making security improvements after a gunman opened fire at the pentagon check point last march. kristin fisher has more on how the changes will affect commuters. good morning, kristin. >> good morning. the changes are going to take some getting used to, but the good news is that it shouldn't add too much time to your typical morning or evening chew. now, these changes are in response to what happened here last march when john patrick bedell opened fire on two guards at a security check.to the pentagon. ever since, the department of defense officials wanted to move the check point farther away from the entrance to the building. finally this morning they are starting the process of just th
chavez fox 5 news. >>> the news edge in virginia and a stunning crime out of manassas today. a photographer was robbed and stabbed this morning while taking pictures at the canterbury village shopping center. police say two people approached him demanding his camera and cash. he refused. they stabbed him. residents were surprised to learn of the crime. >> a little bit of mixed reaction. i'm a little bit not surprised because it's not the best neighborhood, but at the same time it's really shocking because that kind of thing just shouldn't happen. >> caught, one of the suspects a 15-year-old boy. they're still looking for the other person. as for the photographer, he's being treated for several stab wounds and is expected to recover. >>> another big story tonight, the fight to repeal don't ask don't tell. it looks like the military's policy on gay troops will remain in effect for the foreseeable future. an effort to repeal the policy fell short in the senate today. fox 5's bob barnard joins us live in the newsroom with more. >> it's a complicated issue. for instance, the four
expect to do something like this according to neighbors. by night fall, arlingn, virginia, police officers were talking to neighbors on south kenmoore street, where the john hopkins gunman, 54-year-old john partis harland, lived with his mother. >> he took excellent care of his mother. >> reporter: neighbors reacted with shock. they said they frequently saw him coming and going from the green bungalow as he cared for his mother. 84-year-old jean davis who suffered from alzheimers and other illnesses. >> he lived with his mother and then stayed with the hospital when she became ill. it's so hard for me to believe. >> she made appointments forher to go to the beauty shop >> rerter: he worked for a metro axis driver. in june,he took family leave, presumablely to care for his mother, which neighbors say he did with great devotion. >> every day he would come home. take her to contract, every day. i took her to the nursing thing or whatever. i can't believe he shot her. oh, can believe this. this is crazy. >> partis did have a permit to carry a concealed handgun. his brother tells the a
degrees. in virginia, about 44% of adults have college deees. this study did not break out separate numbers, though, for the district. the number of college degrees would need to grow by a quarr million each year to beat 60% of the u.s. adult population having degrees by 2025. >>> and education continues this morning on the "today" show with matt lauer. the exclusive live interview begins here on nbc 4. >>> it's raining out there, tom. much needed rain. >> welcomed rain has been coming through from time to time. we have mott radrain in prince george's. elsewhere, some passing light to moderate showers moving across virginia, west virginia, district of columbia on this monday morning. right now temperatures are cool. wet pavement all the way around. low 60s now. and lighter view showing this continuing to surge from the south. this is going to be with us from time to time throughout the rest of the day today. could get storms this afternoon. some could produce damaging winds. we'll keep you posted about the potential this afternoon and tonight. and this shower and storm activity shou
much of the panhandle of west virginia. the big concern with these is that they're probably going to pack some 60-mile an hour wind gusts with them and they're also moving very quickly to the east at about 40 miles per hour. so you can kind of project where they'll be heading if you live williamsport, martinsburg, hagerstown, inwood and boones borrow you'll be affected by that -- boonesborough. we'll keep a close eye on that. >>> horror at one of the nation's most prestigeous hospitals, a man from arlington distraught over the condition of his mother pulled out a gun her doctor. the alleged gunman then ran back into the room, shot his mother and turned the gun on him. fox 5's bob barnard is live in baltimore tonight with what we're learning about the suspect. bob. >> reporter: brian, there's still some confusion tonight over his name. police initially identified him as warren davis because of the bracelet hospital issued bracelet on his wrist, then came back and said his name was paul warren pardus. whatever his name, he touched off some terrifying moments here today. for a little
. >>> the only woman on virginia's death row is still waiting for word from the governor. governor mcdonnel is expected to decide on clemency. supporters say her iq of just 72 puts her close to mental retardation. they also complain that the trigger man in the murders of her husband and stepson got life while she got death for plotting those killings. >> i think what is happening to teresa is unjust and as a result of the misperception of her intelligence and her cope ability of this. >> the prosecutor in the case says while lewis is no genius, she is certainly smart enough to be held accountable for what he called her terrible vile actions. >>> new at 6:00, there has been a major break in a rash of home burglaries in virginia. where large amounts of gold jewelry was stolen. today in federal court in virginia, melind amaa marie. that's something we told you about. using the internet and police scanners, soto and accomplices listened to police communications and they were able to rob at least 37 homes in fairfax and loudoun county. the stolen property was valued at half a million dol
, for hundreds of virginia drivers trying to process their licenses. but at least the dmv is open. 14 virginia dmv offices will be open for business today from 1:00 to 5:00. a computer glitch late last month caused a backlog. 14 offices will also be open tomorrow between 8:00 and noon. you can see the full list at nbcwashington.com. give yourself extra time if you're riding metro's red line. the transit agency closed five stations so crews could work on the tracks. free shuttles can take you between the stations but the service could add an extra 40 minutes to your commute. we continue to follow a developing story out of new zealand this morning. a 7.1 magnitude earthquake ripped a new 11-foot-long fault line into the surface. it is a miracle no one was killed. only two people were injured. buildings have crumbled. the power and water supplies have now been restored. a state of emergency and curfew have been decleared amid concerns of falling debris. >> early indications are there was quite significant damage to private property but obviously it's right across the city. >> more than 60 aftersh
it goes. >> a virginia woman is set to be executed tonight. teresa lewis was convicted of arranging the 2002 murders of her husband and stepson. she will be the first woman to be executed in virginia in nearly a century. governor bob mcdonald and the supreme court say they will not intervene. house republicans will be in sterling to unveil their pledge to america calling for cuts and permit ly extending the tax cut and reforming congress. democrats say the plan is full of recycled ideas that would only compound the nation's problems. >> new consumer protection in the healthcare reform law take effect today. insurance companies can no longer set lifetime caps on medical costs. they are also banned from canceling coverage for people who get sick. parents will not -- will be able to keep adult children on policies until 26 and people will no longer have to pay for preventive care. >> a warning from intelligence officials. pension terrorists are being -- potential terrorists are being recruited on u.s. soil. >> top intelligence officials say fighting terrorism is getting more complicate
>>> gunfire shatters the quiet in one peaceful northern virginia enabled. good morning. welcome to news 4 today. i'm kmberly suiters. >>> a quick check on our forecast with chuck belthis morning. a little warmer now than compared to yesterday, right, chuck? >> very much so. tht's the story -- why is my brain not working already? >> let's start over. hi, i'm kimberly. >> that story will be repeated for many hours thrghout the day. on the whole a couple degrees warmer today than yesterday. you're going to notice the change as we go rough the rest of the afternoon all ahead of a weather front which promises to bring the return of some sligh ly cooler temperatures back into the area pour tomorrow. right now, though, temperature 63 downtown. there are cool spots on the map out into fairfax an loudoun county. temperatures in the low 50s this morning. even a few upper 40s in the sheltered most valleys up to the panhandle of west virginia even upper montgomery county. there might be a couple of 4s on the map. generally speaking we're going to have a pleasant day today. there are extra c
of their homes. it happened last night in manassas, virginia. this fire spread quickly between close-together homes in the 8300 block of tillotts loop. kristin fisher is joining us with more. >> the fire is out but the families are feeling the affects of this massive fire. three homes were destroyed t. eight more damaged. and the families that were living inside are being housed by the red cross. started around 3:00 yesterday afternoon. that's this when the fire broke out. neighbors heard a loud bang and saw two houses engulfed in flames an then the flames spread to eight houses total. neighbors said it looked like dominoes falling. the flames were so powerful it carried embers 350-yards away. the plumes of smoke so thick and heavy that many driving to manassas after work thought that a plane had crashed nearby. >> i saw five plumes separate. and i thought, man i hope -- i know the airport is there and everything. we have great security here. >> reporter: incredibly no one was inside the homes when the fire broke out. a few people did go to the hospital for smoke inhalation. but for
-- drivers in virginia. get ready for changes in tyson's corner. more with these changes and how it will affect you, nash nash. -- natasha barrett. >> good morning, lisa. i have to admit, i didn't know about the changes near the mall. there was a big orange sign that surprised me. it was good it was late and no one was behind me because i had to figure out my way around to get home. so this morning will be interesting for a lot of you driving in the tyson's corner area in virginia. what is affected is the ramp in the direction going to reston and wolf trap. anyone who knows tyson's corner or lives or works in the area knows about the traffic here and it is a mess. that is due to the metro project going on in this area. here are the changes happening now. it is the ramp from 123 to westbound route 7 in the tyson's corner area. there is a new exit out here from route 123 to the frontage road all for the ongoing construction for this major dulles metrorail project. it is going from this fri friday night -- it is going from this friday night until the end of the year. live from tyso
of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, families gathered as they have every year in new york, virginia, and pennsylvania. near ground zero, family members read each name of loved ones lost. >> my father. >> the public ceremony included personal and emotional tributes. family members, firefighters, and first responders walked down into the ground zero construction site carrying photographs and laying flowers on the reflecting pool. president obama spoke about the recent mosque controversies and emphasized the need to return to unity. >> the highest honor we can pay those we lost, indeed our greatest weapon in this ongoing war, is to do what our adversaries fear the most. stay true to who we are as americans. renew our sense as common purpose. say that we define the character of our country. >> in pennsylvania, michelle obama and laura bush paid tribute to the crew and passengers aboard flight 93. twin beams lighting up the new york skyline and symbolizing with the twin towers once stood. ceremonies and memorials that serve as reminders that the nation is still warning and healing from t
in this case. >>> now to the tragedy in lorton, virginia. a mother and two of her children killed in a fire, but her quick thinking saved the lives of her three other children. with flames all around her, she and her two -- or she told her two older children to jump out of a second story window and dropped her 2-month-old baby to safety. but there wasn't enough time to save everyone. the fire broke out inside a home on richmond, highway. peggy fox is live near the scene and, peggy, this is a real heartbreaker. >> it certainly is. >> reporter: as parents we know, we save our children first. save yourself later. well that's exactly what happened here this morning when this young family was awakened by the smell of smoke. >> and i knew the kids were still in there. c.i.a. c.i.a. >> i asked her where they were at and they said they are still in the house. and we couldn't do anything. >> reporter: there was nothing they could do but watch the home burn with a mother and two of her small children inside. the neighbors say the young mother sacrificed herself to save three of her five children, get
they were rescued. this is greg. he is in northern virginia bringing us the story of the swift-water rescue. maybe it was dark at the time they were in there. if you cannot see the road, turn around. look how high that was up to the door? >> this water cut the engine out. it takes two feet of rushing water to push a car off the road. 6" of rushing water can knock you down. this is where greg is located in annandale. we have other scenes like this, i'm sure, where you have streams and creeks. you can see on the left area where the waves from the rushing water lapping at the shore line as the creek is expanding as the rushing waters were flowing downhill. >> look at that picture and make sure you don't replicate it. we don't want to hear anymore swift-water rescues because you did not follow the rule. turn around, don't drown. >> we will see more streams and creeks that will become impassible during the morning hours. especially during the afternoon. i still think we have another 5- to-8 hours of moderate-to-heavy rainfall. this is streaming off the atlantic. that red box is a tornado watch.
of more rain pushing southeast and virginia. that will move up by this afternoon. and temperatures should climb into the low 70s. moderate to heavy rain tonight and into tomorrow morning many likely we'll have flooding this time tomorrow morning. flooding rains likely thursday, ending thursday night. drying out friday into the weekend. >>> tom, off we go. from the north country this morning, smooth sailing. very calm commute. just the way we le it along i-270 as we head from frederick to urbana, 118, germantown on down. no accidents or incidents to work about. travel lanes are open as well. let's head over to the wilson bridge, inner loop. oxen hill t alexander doing fine. moving along very nicely. eun? >> jerry, thank you. this is happening right now on 16th street in e columbia heights neighborhood. tracee wilkins is on the scene with the latest. tracee, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, eun. i'm told by witnesses this was an incredibly graphic scene, violent scene for folks who saw whahappened to the people involved in the fire. i'm told before firefighters arrived on the scene
there in virginia. so definitely not quite fall yet but we could still be visited by summer as tony struggles just to come back with us. >> after the hot yoga session. >> happy to be back. good morning, everybody. a fine forecast today. we'll see warmer temperatures today than we've seen during last couple of days but not a bad day for the first day of school for those who were remaining at summer vacation. it is all over today, folks. let's take a look at what is happening out there. we'll start with the current conditions. little 70 degrees in the d.c. area at reagan national. satellite-radar picture, we've got mostly clear skies across the region at this hour. high pressure kind of controlling thing this is morning. there will be a couple of clouds here and there but we'll see mostly sunny skies during the course of the day today and as said, a warm-up for today. your planner looks like this. plenty of sunshine today, highs around 90 degrees or so. looking for a high in the upper 80s to 90 degrees. not bad at all for your tuesday, september 7th. we'll have more on the forecast coming up in just
across southwestern and south central virginia but you can see on the satellite loop they're defini definitely closer to us as we go thugh the mid to late morning showers. so if you're planning on heading out to the ravens game today, the browns are in town. kickoff 1:00. there will be a risk of a shower. not going to be a washout. not looking for a lot of rain the front half of the d but it will be enough to make you mad if you're not careful. be ready for a couple of drops. the steadier, heavier showers are on schedule for tonight. monday looks like it could be nearly a washout. tuesday could have rain and some thunderstorms as well. >> all right. even more. thanks, chuck. >>> people who live in a manassas neighborhood now know what caused the devastating fire that ripped through their community. on thursday flames jumped from house to house destroying three homes and damaged five others. news 4's darcy spencer got reaction from neighbors after they learned what sparked that fire. >> reporter: fire investigators have determined the blaze that destroyed three homes in manassas thur
virginia are now in maryland. a carroll county horse rescue is hoping to get the animals one day adopted. we have more. >> reporter: constant nourishment is what is keeping this horse alive. >> we are starting them out like infant babies. they are literally every hour getting handfuls of something. >> reporter: this one and five others are being rehabilitated at the day's inn horse farm rescue. they were saved from a west virginia farm, emaceuated and dehydrated. >> they had three months of no food or good water conditions. >> reporter: the west virginia farm was also a rescue facility, so workers worry about the horses physical well being as well as emotional. >> they probably saw a little hope that they started to feel physically better and getting the attention they needed and then to go right back into a state if not worse than they arrived. >> reporter: 95% of horses here make a full recovery. in may they saved 26 very malnourished horses from garrett county, including raspberry who was skin and bones. take a look at her now. less than four months later she is healthy and on a he
-year-old paul warren hardis of arlington, virginia. he has been responsible for creating hours of chaos here at one of the world's most prominent hospitals. police say just after 11:00 this morning, a patient's son became emotionally distraught as a doctor explained to him his mother's medical condition. the son then pulled out a gun and shot the doctor. >> collapsed outside the doorway of the room, and mr. davis was last seen running into the room brandishing the handgun in the direction of his mother, who's confined to the bed. >> reporter: hospital employees were alerted to the danger as dozens of patients and employees were evacuated. police secured the eighth floor as they tried to establish contact with davis and allowed business as usual to continue in the rest of the massive complex until police finally determined davis had shot his mother in the head and then took his own life. >> we are treating this case as a murder-suicide and obviously the shooting of the doctor preceding this discovery are. >> dr. david cohen expected to make a full recovery from his shooting and police st
in west virginia. dozens of horses died in that fire. pat collins has our report. >> reporter: it happened in the dark hours of the morning. >> how high were the flames? >> in my estimation, 40 feet above the roof of the building. >> reporter: how hot was the fire? >> intense. >> reporter: the worst horse barn fire in charlietown in recent memory. >> this is the worst i know of. i've been here since 1974. >> reporter: 27 thoroughbreds lost. three barns destroyed on a labor day people here will never forget. what does something like this do to the horse community around this track? >> brings them together. brings them together. i'm sorry. a lot of these people, this is their life. >> reporter: i talk to donny, he was one of the first on the scene. he saw the transformer and that utility pole on fire. within seconds, that fire spread into the horse barn. there was smoke everywhere and a mad race to save those horses. >> you could just hear them yelling. been in and trying to get out. and they were burning up, you know? smoke ventilation and everything. >> reporter: this is the aftermath. twi
maryland and west virginia in many hoekss thanks to a large area of high pressure dominating our weather here and will be in place today giving us another gorgeous day and warm afternoon with low humidity, bright sun. back to work and school tomorrow. it will stay hot on wednesday afternoon as well but not too humid. cooler thursday. how's the traffic? >> good morning. we do have a traffic issue. red line is going to be shut down this morning and all day until 5:00 a.m. tomorrow between the silver spring station and the takoma park area. they have shuttle buses to get you through. add 40 min touts your commute. no problems on 395. the lanes are open and center of the screen is the hov. along 270 in the southbound direction, not a whole lot of company to start you off. wide open through frederick down towards the capitol beltway. back to you. >>> decision 2010 is in full swing and today polls will be open again at some locations in maryland despite the holiday. already there's controversy. allegations of voter fraud in prince george's county. kimberly suiters is live with the latest. good
was actually paul warren pardus, age 50 of arlington, virginia. they say he pulled a semiautomatic pistol from his pants and shot the physician in the stomach. >> the doctor collapsed just outside the doorway of the room and mr. davis was last seen running into the room, brandishing the handgun in the direction of his mother who was confined to the bed. >> reporter: fox news and the baltimore sun are identifying the wounded physician as david cohen, an orthopedic surgeon. >> he was talking and everything like that and i mean he looked -- he appears to be fine to me. >> reporter: meantime nobody knew for certain what was happening inside room 873. >> my boss came running in and he told me exactly what happened, that there was a guy running around with a gun and to stay put. >> reporter: the crisis was over around 1:30. >> we were able to see that mr. davis was down on the floor suffering from an apparent gunshot wound and that his mother was also unresponsive in her bed. >> reporter: police calling it a murder suicide. now the alleged gunman's mother has been identified as jean davis, not sure
and in loudoun counties in virginia believe a series of robbies in those two areas may be connected. surveillance cameras captured the suspect. he is wanted in robberies at three salons, a fast food restaurant and a convenience store. three of the robberies were at hair cuttery salons including this one. in each instance, the suspect pl a knife and took cash from theregister. >>> a maryland state senator accused of using his influence pleaded not guilty to the federal charges against him. 73-yearld ulysses curry is charged with bribe rirk conspiracy, mail raud, and extortion. investigatorsay he used his position as a lawmaker to benefit shoppers, food and pharmacies in severalealings with the state without disclosing that he was being paid by the company stepped down as chairman of the maryland senate budget and taxation committee but he is still a senator running unopposed in the election. >>> vincent gray won as mayor for the district this week. he is deciding wheer he wants michelle rhee to stay or go. most believe it is only a matter of time before she either quits or is fired. >> reporter: j
. james madison on the road against 13th-ranked virginia tech. turns in the play of the game, scoring a 77 yard touchdown. dukes shocked the hokies, 21-16. virginia tech follows to 0-2. college park, maryland, freshman danny o'brien threw three touchdowns in the first half. maryland put up 370 yards of offense, crushing oregon state, 62-3. its highest scoring performance in 3r5 years. navy against georgia southern. not much offense in had game. dobbs's one yard touchdown proved to be the difference. 13-7. and in baseball nationals/marlins. espinoza made a diving catch. gets the runner at first. marlins beat the nationals, 4-1. coming up later today here on nbc 4, check out our countdown to kickoff special at noon previewing the big redskins/cowboys game. big day. >>> next up, news 4's reporter's notebo notebook. we'll be back in 15 minutes with the morning's top stories and your sunday forecast. for now here's pat lawson news. >>> good morning. welcome to reporter's notebook. well, with two days to go and two weeks of early voting behind them, the candidates for the push for d.c. mayor are
. cooler temperatures of to the west. 45 in elkins, west virginia. 65 at reagan national airport. it's beginning to clear to the west. 84 degrees this afternoon and breezy. we will get an update, or commute with lisa baden. >>> northbound 95 coming out of stafford, stay to the left. northbound 95 car fire under control and garrison googled. equipment is on the scene. novis on 66. on 66.no problems no problems out of southern maryland. route 5 and route 4 looking good. >>> a developing story from fairfax county. one person is dead after a possible home invasion late last night along the 6800 block of field master drive. courtney robinson is live in springfield with the latest. good morning. >> good morning. the man was found shot to death. this is a quiet neighborhood on a quiet street in orange hunt. officers are preparing to clear the scene. there is still crime tape up. officers believe this was a possible home invasion. they got a call around 10:00 then last night. it is not known if anyone is in custody. we do not believe this was a random act. they believe it was targeted. there
. this is 95 in virginia. there have been a couple of accidents, including one up near the beltway. police are working to get those out of the rdway. in from the north, so far so good far as accidents go. i-270 corridor and beltway north of town doing okay. again the combination of the rain and the win beginning to pick up is going to make it extremely difficult if you're going to be out, certainly tra travel time this morning. may want to avoid the far right and far le travel lanes because that's where the water has a tendency to pond and we'll keep you updated. could be a long day. >> all right, jerry, thanks for that update. >> the wet weather is not affectinonly the roads. the airports warned of delays and remind you to schek your flight status before you head out to the airport. right now also pepco reports more than 1,000 people without electricity in montgomery county, prince georgs county and the distct. ege reports 300 customers without power and virginia dominion reports 73 people without power in northern virginia. now pepco customers who report any outages by calling 1-877-pep
spanning several states including virginia is back in court. >> >>> it could be the vote that puts an end to don't ask, don't tell in the military. >>> with a likely change in the mayor's office, michelle rhee facing an uncertain few tour un-- uncertain few tour in the d.c. school system. >>> it is tuesday, september 21st, 2010. thank you for wake up with us. i'm sarah simmons in for gurvir. >> i'm steve chenevey. glad you're with us. we get a little cool start to the did i but it should turn out real nice. >> some of our viewers are in the 40s this morning so it is quite cool out there. many of new the 50s and some of you in the 1r0. so testimonies a little bit all over the place this morning but it will be a fine day today again. let's take a look at what the current conditions being reported at reagan national airport are. right now, it is 58 degrees at reagan national. relative humidity, 70%. winds are out of the north at six miles per hour. barometric pressure, 30.20. it has been on the rise generally speaking. we'll show you what you will see when you step outside this morning and t
>>> fire breaks out overnight and this morning there are reports in virginia that some livestock perished. >>> a big change in the white house uner circle. why white house chief of staff rahm emmanuel could be stepping down. fox 5 morning news continues now at 6:00. >>> and there you go. there is a live look outside as we get you going on this tuesday morning. thank you so much for being up early with us here foe fox 5 morning news. it is a little wet out there. >> it sure is. we have some rain coming down pretty heavy in some areas. let's check in with tony perkins. >> we've got rainfall. some of the rain is heavy here and there. we are going to likely see rain continue during the course of the morning hours. we have a flash flood watch in effect until 8:00 this morning for most of the area because of that rain. lets astart with hd radar. we'll show hua is happening as we speak. now, not the entire area is seeing heavy rain. it is a band of rain moving from the south to the north. that is now coming through man as just to the west of reston, virginia, up into leesburg, near gait
virginia. >> murder mystery. the search is on for a person who killed a woman in prince george's county in broad daylight. >>> a woman's eviction plight is playg out on the streets of d.c. as her belongings setch for blocks. we are live on the scene. good morning. thanks for joining us for news 4 tmptd i'm eun yang. >> good morning. i'm joe krebs. september 22nd, 2010. live look outside. 66 degrees right now. and astronomical fall is about to fall right here. >> it happens at 11:09 don't. t day will feel like summer. off to the west a big moon in the sky like a pizza pie. it's getting low in the sky now. it's about to set. i think it's pepperoni with double cheese. to the left of that is jupiter. right now, 68 in washington. milder morning. and it's in the six thrghout most of the region. 50s out of the mountains. low 60s around the bay and the eastern shore, virginia tidewater. we do have a mostly clear sky now. a disturbance producinghowers in eastern kentucky. that may be drifting up into the shenandoah valley. late afternoon, early this evening we might have a psing thunder shower h
is in the low 60s. only in the 40s now in western maryland and west virginia in many locations. eastern shore is near 60. this dry weather thanks to canadian high pressure pushing in, it will be in place here into saturday with the cooler weather and then sunday a likelihood of rain. it looks like it will end for the skins/cowboys game sunday night. how is our traffic? good morning, it is a huffit ise this morning. no problems to route on route 7. here's a dark look at 28 along the bottom of your screen and the dulles toll road coming at us. very few cars. 66 eastbound, no big trouble spots to start you off this early morning. capital beltway in great shape. headlights are continuing toward the beltway at the posted speed limit. back to you. >>> two women are in the hospital right now after an out of control car went careening in to a restaurant in northwest washington. it happened where florida haavee 18 ath and ucht intersect. there were a lot of people walking around and eating outside. john schriffen reports. >> it's surreal oig. not something you want to witness at all. >> reporter: witn
. workers perform operational and safety upgrades. riders coming home from the virginia tech game and the maryland game the to plan accordingly for these closures. shuttle bus service is available. >>> a series of muggings at the university of maryland keep students on edge. they have been beaten and robbed three times in the last 10 days. the most recent attack was early saturday morning. police do have two suspects, a 15 year-old and a 22 year-old. police are investigating whether these cases are connected. >>> police in suburban atlanta are looking for the armed robbers who shot and killed a supermarket security guard. the master of robbers shot the guard and left his body in a cooler. there is no word on whether any money was taken. two other employees were tied up, but were not hurt. police are investigating a number of similar robberies in the area. >>> one person is dead after this fiery plane crash in a las vegas neighborhood. a small plane went down shortly after takeoff. the pilot was unable to gain altitude. on the ground was hurt. >>> as the average rate of the septemb
accessible by a very. there is a hurricane watch from north carolina to virginia. concerns struck all the way to cape cod. families are waiting into the water, perhaps a final tip before conditions take a turn for the workers. >> we want people to stay out of the water as the storm passes by. less well is starting to build. later on, the swee -- the swell is starting to build. later on, it will be extremely unsafe. >> it stretches from the outer banks all the way to maine. at the current models will come out the storm could brush the outer banks in the next -- if the current models hold, the storm could brush the outer banks and the next 24 hours. >> local officials are getting ready in case we feel the effects in the baltimore area. kim dacey is live in curtis bay with more. >> we are expecting to hear from the coast guard in about an hour about their preparations and conditions on the water. city officials held press conference to tell residents to be prepared for emergency situations like we have seen with other storms. these include having an emergency kit of supplies and batteries and 3
-parter. this is moving through the virginia border and producing the heavy rain so far. then you have the remnants of nicole way down south that will get through as well. winds are gusting at 21 miles per hour. wind advisory in effect for both sides of the day. more periods of heavy rain throughout the day. blinding rains, if you will. east wins 20 to 25 miles per hour sustained. here's a look at the surface feature. these white top clouds are associated with the storm- producing clouds john was mentioning heavy downpours. this is the area of low pressure to it right along the i-95 corridor, which is causing all the problems so far. the remnants of tropical storm nicole are still off the coast of south florida. it will likely not be here until some point tomorrow morning. we have a lot more to cover, and it is only getting worse as the rain continues to pound it. >> all of this rain is wreaking havoc throughout the area. school closing the traffic delays and flooding. live a double-team the storm petrel coverage with rob roblin, but first let's go to jennifer franciotti who was at the inner harbor
looked -- where he worked for financial access. his mother was from remington, virginia. >> his brother, his neighbors in arlington, they all said the same thing. he loved his mother and could not stand to see her suffer. >> he cuts is an old photo of his mother tonight. he is surrounded by memories. >> i lost my mother and my brother. >> his mother had been suffering for the last couple of years. his brother was always there to help. >> he tried to help her. >> he often had his mother with him in his arlington home. neighbors say he was clearly a devoted son. >> he was very close with his mother. >> despite his work driving the elderly for metro access, neighbors say he would make time to take his mother to see a back specialist. he actually attended medical school himself for a while. >> the doctors told attempt? the operation was unsuccessful. he thought she was not going to be able to walk again. >> that is what he thinks drove his brother to take such drastic measures. >> he just wanted to stay with her and to be with her. >> according to his brother, paul warren pardus was not a v
.c., maryland and virginia coming up. fox 5 morning news at 7:00 starts right now. >>> and good morning. thank you for staying with us. i'm gurvir dhindsa, filling in for steve today. >> i'm allison seymour. the loss of a hollywood legend, actor tony curtis has died at the age of 85. we'll look back at his career in just a moment. >>> first let's take a look outside. it is the story we're dealing with right now. straight up 7:00 and tony perkins is on the desk with you and a very busy man today, both he and tucker. what is going on, tony? >> we continue to see moderate to heavy rainfall move through the area. we have a variety of warnings and watches in effect at this time. i'll let you know first of all that the tornado warning that was in effect for portions of maryland has been taken down now. it's been allowed to expire. that tornado warning that was in effect for portions of maryland. now let's look at hd radar and we'll show you where the heavy precipitation is as we speak. and as we've been seeing all morning long, with few exceptions, the heaviest rain is to the east. east of the distr
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